Art Hooker

Blues Programmer, Board Operator

Art Hooker was born in Wisconsin and trained on tuba at Hortonville Union High School and Lawrence Conservatory. As a self-taught flutist he traveled throughout the western U.S. as a busker. He studied radio production technology at Mount Hood Community College in Oregon. He also ad libbed flute music beds for a locally produced poetry program on public radio. He currently plays tenor saxophone, flute, rhythm guitar, percussive devices and vocals. He has performed with the Siegal/Schwall Blues Band, Seafood Mama (later known as Quarterflash), Sweet Betty and Nathaniel Mayer, as a solo artist and as a member of the bands King Rat, The Bushwhackers, FM Band, Two Flat Blues Band, Mumblin’ Eddy, Art Hooker, Hot Tomato, and the Big Jones Blues Band. He has opened for John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Ben E. King, Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson, Marshall Tucker, The Guess Who and Chris Duarte.

He’s been hooked on the blues ever since he realized that all the really good rock and roll songs were actually blues. Art started doing a blues radio show in 1995 on KRKX and has been the producer of ‘The Blue Light Boogie’ on Yellowstone Public Radio since May 2000. He has also been the MC for the Magic City Blues Festival since its beginning in 2002.

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If you missed Friday nights Blue Light Boogie set, it's all about the Magic City Blues Festival 2017

Boogie woogie Friday evenings with Blue Light Boogie 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on YPR and checkout the playlist posted Saturday mornings. 

Austin Neill

Tonight on the Blue Light Boogie we hear why these Misters and Misses have come down with a case of the blues.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream it from your desktop or mobile device.

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In this Blue Light Boogie set, catch songs with titles related to fish.
From crawfish to catfish to walleyes and trout. No rod required.

Boogie woogie Friday evenings with host Art Hooker from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on YPR.

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In this Blue Light Boogie set, we'll enjoy songs about work, problems, habits, things can't that can't be done, diamonds, fat men and trains.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Fridays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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This is your friendly reminder that your federal taxes are due on Monday Apr. 17!
This week on Blue Light Boogie we have a show about cold weather that lasts too long when spring has already sprung.

Blue Light Boogie is live on YPR Friday's from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tune in or stream from your desktop or mobile device.

Knar Bedian

If you missed the Mar. 31, 2017 show, we've compiled a YouTube playlist consisting of most of the songs featured in the vain of "April Fools Day."